Barrel-Aged Silhouette | Lift Bridge Brewery

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4.51/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States
liftbridgebrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged Silhouette is as deep and dark as the thick Northern Woods. It’s brewed in the style of an Imperial Stout. Aromas of coffee, molasses, chocolate and prune meld with an intense dark roasted character. This beer is complex, rich and full bodied. Its wild spirit will warm the senses, illuminate the soul, and grow into a traditional favorite...no matter what season.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#167
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
485
pDev:
6.21%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
94
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 485 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of Ivan52
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ktr5010
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a medium mocha colored head. Smells great with notes of barrel present but not overpowering. Tastes like a lot of chocolatey goodness and roasted coffee. Very rich feel and taste. Great barrel taste and balance. Think this reminds me a lot of BA Expedition.

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Photo of larryi86
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Vidblain for this
750 ml bottle, 2017, poured into tulip

A- Black with a small tan head

S- Bourbon, chocolate, charred oak, molasses, hints of vanilla

T- Bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, vanilla, oak, touch of coffee bitterness in the finish, very well balanced

M- Smooth, medium to full body

O- A great, well balanced Barrel Aged RIS that isn’t over the top with the ABV. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of Nuggetz
4.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Republic. Poured an opaque, jet-black color with a small, brown head of foam. It smelled of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate and toffee. Rich bourbon taste with dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee and a roasted malt.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6/23/2018

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. 2018 vintage.
Black colored body, with slim dark brown back lit highlights. Partial finger head upon pouring results in a scenic show of rising bubbles replenishing the scattered islands and thin ring. Leaves behind a few scattered, small spots of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts soaked in bourbon, which brings out smells of coffee, chocolate, toffee, and dark fruit.
Taste is robust and layered, with bourbon soaked dark roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and prune. The coffee aspect is there but weak.
Medium plus mouth feel. Slightly oily. Good carbonation.
Very solid barrel aged stout, with balanced expressions of nose and flavors. Make sure to allow the beer to warm up to recommended temperatures. This allows for a fuller sensory experience. Really tastes like bourbon soaked prunes.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.55/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbiello
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaximus
4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wshinevar
3/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ian_graf
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bferber
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KevinMc
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eternal218
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wvsabbath
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kavinci
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding BA stout. It’s got tons of chocolatey sweetness and a very pronounced, but not dominating barrel character. The bourbon blends perfectly with the big malty flavors of dark fruit, and chocolate. The mouthfeel is super thick and coating, perfect for the style. Overall I’ll be making the effort to get this again, it’s great.

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel-Aged Silhouette from Lift Bridge Brewery
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 485 ratings